May Day 2015 command staff written plan

Phil Mocek filed this request with the Seattle Police Department of Seattle, WA.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # P2015-6167
Est. Completion June 19, 2016
Status
Awaiting Appeal

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From: Phil Mocek

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request the following records:

Written plan for May Day 2015 with which your agency's command staff were, according to incident commander Steven S. "Steve" Wilske #5161, prepared, along with associated metadata. Note that this is a different record than the incident action plan: As quoted on page 11 of the October 2015, draft [May Day 2015 after-action report][1], Mr. Wilske wrote, "The planning was comprehensive and inclusive. The command staff was prepared, had a written plan, an lAP and roll call briefing notes. This was one of the best planned, most well thought-out organization plans, both strategic and tactical, that I have ever seen."

[1]: <https://www.muckrock.com/foi/seattle-69/incident-commander-review-of-may-day-2015-20460/>

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Phil Mocek

From: SPD-PDR, SPD

October 26, 2015

RE: Public Disclosure Request # P2015-6167

Dear Mr. Mocek,

This letter is in response to your public disclosure request dated October 17, 2015 and received by the Seattle Police Department’s Public Disclosure Unit on October 19, 2015 for all written plans for May Day 2015.

Pursuant to RCW 42.56.520, this is notification that we have received your public disclosure request, and we anticipate it may take up to 6 weeks from the date of this notification to respond. Therefore we anticipate a response to you on or about December 9, 2015.

This additional time is used to research this request, collect responsive records, and/or prepare records for dissemination. Please note: Seattle Police Department currently receives approximately 4,500 public disclosure requests annually.

If you have any questions or need further assistance with this request, please contact the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.

Sincerely,

Rodger Stephenson
Admin Specialist II
Public Disclosure Unit

From: SPD-PDR, SPD

RE: Public Disclosure Request #15-6167

Dear Mr. Mocek,

This email is in response to your public disclosure request dated October 17, 2015 and received by the Seattle Police Department's Public Disclosure Unit on October 19, 2015 for all written plans for May Day 2015.

The purpose of this email is to provide you with a status update regarding your request. We need additional time to obtain and process documents related to your request. At this time, the Department anticipates providing records to you on or about February 8, 2016.

If you have any questions or need further assistance with this request, please contact the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.

Sincerely,

Kathleen M. O'Toole
Chief of Police

Ann Hill
Administrative Specialist II
Public Disclosure Unit

KO/ah

From: SPD-PDR, SPD

February 9, 2016

RE: Public Disclosure Request # P2015-6167

Dear Mr. Mocek,

This email is in response to your public disclosure request dated October 17, 2015 and received by the Seattle Police Department's Public Disclosure Unit on October 19, 2015 for all written plance for May Day 2015.

Pursuant to RCW 42.56.520, this is notification that we have received your public disclosure request, and we anticipate it may take up to 5 weeks from the date of this notification to respond. Therefore we anticipate a response to you on or about March 16, 2016.

This additional time is used to research this request, collect responsive records, and/or prepare records for dissemination. Please note: Seattle Police Department currently receives approximately 7,500 public disclosure requests annually.

If you have any questions or need further assistance with this request, please contact the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.

Sincerely,

Rodger Stephenson
Admin Specialist II
Public Disclosure Unit

From: Clark, Jennifer

Dear Mr. Mocek:

This concerns your public disclosure request dated October 17, 2015, requesting the written plan for May Day 2015 along with associated metadata.

In an effort to reduce the SPD Public Disclosure Unit's backlog that has resulted from an unprecedented increase in the volume and complexity of PRA requests SPD has received in the past year, we have distributed requests among SPD staff who do not normally respond to requests. Thus, the Legal Unit will be responding to #P2015-6167.

While the due date currently assigned to the request was 3/16/16, we will not be able to provide you the response until April 14, 2016. I apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause you.

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you,

Jennifer Clark|Strategic Legal Advisor
Seattle Police Department Legal Unit
Seattle Police Headquarters
610 Fifth Avenue
P.O. Box 34986
Seattle, WA 98124-4986
Office: (206) 233-0098
Fax: (206) 684-7047
Jennifer.Clark@Seattle.gov

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From: Berger, Katelyn

Hello Mr. Mocek,

The purpose of this email is to provide you with a status update. The Seattle Police Department, Public Disclosure Unit currently has 700+ public disclosure requests waiting to be responded to. In an effort to accurately estimate due dates for all pending public disclosure request backlogs, we reviewed each request. We have re-evaluated our workloads and the ability to realistically deliver an installment/response to you. Any previous date given to you is no longer applicable. The Department anticipates having an installment/response to you on or about June 19, 2016.

If you no longer need these records, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can close your request. Please contact the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.

Thank you.
Katie

Katie Berger | Manager
Legal Unit
Seattle Police Department
Seattle Police Headquarters
610 Fifth Avenue
P.O. Box 34986
Seattle, WA 98124-4986

Phone - 206.684.5757
Fax - 206.684.7047
E-mail - Katelyn.Berger@seattle.gov<mailto:Katelyn.Berger@seattle.gov>

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From: Berger, Katelyn

Hello Mr. Mocek,

This concerns your PDR (P2015-6167) for the written plan for May Day 2015 – other than the Incident Action Plan as mentioned in AAR written by A/C Wilske.

Per A/C Wilske, the “written plan” that was mentioned was referring to the Incident Action Plan. There were no other written plans created. Therefore, there are no responsive records to your request. This email closes P2015-6167.

If you wish to appeal the search, production, or application of any exemption in connection with this request, you may submit an appeal in writing to SPD’s Legal Unit within ten (10) business days from the date of receipt. Be aware that this process does not apply to any substantive content of the responsive records. Please include your name and address, a copy of the redacted document and a copy of this letter together with a brief statement identifying the basis of the appeal. Please mail or deliver your appeal to:
Seattle Police Department
Attn: Legal Unit
610 Fifth Avenue
P.O. Box 34986
Seattle, WA 98124-4986

If you have any questions, please contact the Legal Unit at, (206) 684-5757.

Regards,
Katie

Katie Berger | Manager
Legal Unit
Seattle Police Department
Seattle Police Headquarters
610 Fifth Avenue
P.O. Box 34986
Seattle, WA 98124-4986

Phone - 206.684.5757
Fax - 206.684.7047
E-mail - Katelyn.Berger@seattle.gov<mailto:Katelyn.Berger@seattle.gov>

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From: Phil Mocek

I appeal. As I quoted in my request submitted seven months ago, Steven Wilske clearly stated in his October 2015, draft May Day 2015 after-action report that command staff were prepared with three distinct records in preparation for the events of May 1, 2015. He wrote, "The command staff was prepared, had a written plan, an lAP and roll call briefing notes." That Mr. Wilske now denies such, directly contradicting his previous statement, does not seem to be a reliable source of indication that no such record as a written plan existed. I would expect that you would search his document storage as well as search that of related command staff, potentially also inquiring with them.

Cordially,
Phil Mocek

From: Seattle Police Department

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Seattle Police Department

A letter stating that the request appeal has been rejected.

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